Two people were killed following a multi-vehicle collision in Florin, Sacramento County, on Thursday morning, January 19, 2023.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly crash occurred at 10:18 a.m. along Florin Perkins Road in the northbound lanes, north of Florin Road.
The CHP’s incident log reported that three vehicles were involved in the crash, two of which were sedans, and one of them toppled during the collision.
The number of people involved remains unclear, but two people were killed and multiple injuries are possible. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will reveal the names of the deceased victims after informing the family.
Florin Perkins Road’s northbound and southbound lanes were both shut down as of 11:00 a.m. as investigators looked into the fatal clash.
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration receives a report of a car crash approximately every minute. It is estimated that around 3,000 people lose their lives in traffic accidents in California every year.
The National Safety Council estimates that over 110,000 people are killed annually in the United States due to traffic-related events. In California alone, these calamities have caused 3,898 deaths and 2,710,000 injuries.
In the five years since 2013, the death rate has increased by an annual average of 23.5 percent, and this trend is expected to continue for some time.
A “multi-vehicle crash” is defined as an incident involving three or more motor vehicles. More than 13,000 people were killed in accidents involving four or more vehicles in 2010, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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